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“For the Love of Jimmy”

A Benefit Show for Jim McLaughlin

$150  Lee Oskar Special Pkg - 1 General Seating admission, a Lee Oskar harmonica, lesson from Lee Oskar (day and time TBD), and perform in the Grand Finale at For the Love of Jimmy benefit with Lee Oskar & Friends.

*Please provide contact information to Jeannie Baker (  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

**Must attend lesson to be in Grand Finale.

We’ve all heard the adage, A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed.

You no doubt understand the pressing needs of local artists and musicians who are oftentimes faced with dire circumstances, that can result in devastation of their lives and careers. This simple yet universal idea inspired the creation of an annually occurring “All-Star Benefit Concert”to raise funds for our musician friends in need of support for unexpected emergencies. Thus, the Washington Blues Society, in partnership with local resident and globally recognized harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar, proudly present the First Annual Musicians Relief Fund Benefit Concert! This year we will honor Jim McLaughlin, a cancer survivor, who is now in dire need of a liver transplant.   

About Jim McLaughlin

Jim McLaughlin recently endured lymphoma and is now in need of a liver transplant. We want to help him make this a successful recovery. Jim is a cherished Everett native; an alumnus of Everett High School, a Vietnam vet who resides on Ebey Island.  Jim is locally celebrated for producing his Ebey Island Freedom Fest Event since 2010, a 4day event, which recently hosted 44 bands with over seven thousand attendees. The highlight includes his “Harmonica Hell” act, during which as many as 42 harmonica players have shared the stage for a one-hour collaborative harmonica set.   

Jim is a two-time World Harmonica Champion and the 2013, 2014 and 2015 winner of the Washington Blues

Society’s Harmonica Player of the Year award. In 2016, he was awarded the Washington Blues Society's Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the organization's Blues Hall of Fame. Jim is ever popular for his harmonica playing locally, nationally and internationally.  He has performed with such notables as: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, WAR, James Cotton, Vassar Clements, Townes Van Zandt and Charlie Musselwhite and many more esteemed artists.

About the Washington Blues Society

The Washington Blues Society is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit and 601(c) listed charity organization based in Seattle affiliated with The Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.  Our mission is to promote, preserve, and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an art form. We publish a monthly “Blues letter,” host monthly events, promote, sponsor and organize volunteers for shows, throughout the region. We also manage the Musicians Relief Fundwhich maintains a financial fund that relies on donations from artists and the public to help provide financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling with their finances while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Visit us at: https://wablues.org/

About Lee Oskar

Lee Oskar is a world-renowned harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer, visual artist, musical explorer and Lee Oskar Harmonica manufacturer. He shares his signature music with loyal fans around the globe, featuring new arrangements, innovative compositions and well-loved hits. His iconic role as a founding member and lead harmonica player for the pioneer funk/jazz band that composed and recorded such hits as “Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine,” “Cisco Kid,” “The World is a Ghetto” and many more, won him international renown for over three decades (1969-1993). Lee Oskar and his original band mates continue today as the Low Rider Band, and he continues to perform his individual compositions locally with some of the most outstanding musicians selected from the Pacific Northwest as Lee Oskar & Friends. Oskar is dedicated to spreading his love of harmonica play throughout the world and has created an easy to follow system for music lovers of all kinds, levels and styles. Visit: www.leeoskar.com and www.leeoskarquickguide.com for more information.

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Special $50 Meet and Greet at 4:15 PM 

 

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